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A fungus is an organism that lives in warm moist areas. Fungus of the toenails is a common problem that can affect people of all ages, although it most commonly affects individuals who are older.  Toenail fungus often begins as an infection in the skin called tinea pedis (al...
/conditions/nail-fungus 1/10/2018 12:37:43 PM
What Is an Ingrown Toenail?   When a toenail is ingrown, it is curved and grows into the skin, usually at the nail borders (the sides of the nail). This digging in of the nail irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling and warmth in the toe. If an ingrown na...
/conditions/ingrown-toenail 1/10/2018 12:27:16 PM
Ingrown Toenails in Children Parents can help prevent a common and painful foot problem in children by following a few simple tips.    Foot and ankle surgeons say ingrown toenails are a common condition they treat in children. The doctors blame tight shoes, tight socks a...
/article/ingrown-toenails-in-children 11/29/2017 10:51:38 AM
People living with diabetes are prone to having foot problems, often because of two complications of diabetes: nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor circulation. Neuropathy causes loss of feeling in your feet, taking away your ability to feel pain and discomfort, so you may not ...
/conditions/diabetic-complications-and-amputation-prevention 1/10/2018 11:38:13 AM
A black, purple or brownish discoloration under or involving a toenail is frequently due to trauma to the toenail, such as when something is dropped on the toe. The color results from a blood clot or bleeding under the nail and may involve the entire nail or just a small port...
/conditions/black-toenails 1/10/2018 11:00:22 AM
Foot Health Facts for Children Pain in a child’s foot or ankle is never normal. There is no such thing as “growing pains.” Any pain that lasts more than a few days, or that is severe enough to limit the child’s walking, should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon. Foot...
/article/foot-health-facts-for-children 11/29/2017 10:36:10 AM
Avoid Ankle Pain This Winter Protect Your Feet from Frostbite Ingrown Toenails Can Cause Big Problems for Kids
/newsletter-issues/2015/winter-2015 5/31/2016 1:42:06 PM
The most common cause of yellow discoloration in the toenails is a fungal infection. The fungus often develops underneath the nail, resulting in it becoming thick, raised and yellow in color. Other potential causes for yellow discoloration of the nail include diabetes mellit...
/conditions/yellow-toenails 1/10/2018 2:18:39 PM
White toenails can develop for several reasons. Trauma, such as when an object is dropped on a toenail, often causes bleeding under the nail because of broken blood vessels. This would cause a black toenail. If the trauma does not cause broken blood vessels, a white spot may...
/conditions/white-toenails 1/10/2018 2:17:32 PM
Your feet and ankles take a beating when you’re playing baseball. Baseball players should be aware of the following risks. Ankle sprains may occur while running, fielding balls, stepping on or sliding into bases. Sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to...
/conditions/baseball-injuries-to-the-foot and-ankle 1/10/2018 10:57:31 AM
What Is a Puncture Wound? Puncture wounds are not the same as cuts. A puncture wound has a small entry hole caused by a pointed object, such as a nail that you have stepped on. In contrast, a cut is an open wound that produces a long tear in the skin. Puncture wounds require...
/conditions/puncture-wounds 1/10/2018 1:07:59 PM
Make the Switch from Sandals to Shoes Safely Regular Foot Exams Help Keep Diabetic Feet Healthy Wear the Right Shoe to Avoid Achilles Tendon Injuries Protect Your Feet & Ankles During Fall Yardwork
/newsletter-issues/2016/fall-2016 9/16/2016 4:45:06 PM
What Is Malignant Melanoma?    Melanoma is a cancer that begins in the cells of the skin that produce pigmentation (coloration). It is also called malignant melanoma because it spreads to other areas of the body as it grows beneath the surface of the skin. Unlike many other ...
/conditions/malignant-melanoma-of-the-foot 1/10/2018 12:35:11 PM
Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet—even a small cut can produce serious consequences. Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet. Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection. Because...
/conditions/diabetic-foot-care-guidelines 11/8/2017 2:45:37 PM
Toenails will often become thick as an individual grows older. Thickening may also occur as a result of trauma to the toenail, such as when it repeatedly hits the end of a shoe that is too short. Sometimes when something is dropped on the toenail, the nail will fall off. When...
/conditions/thick-toenails 1/10/2018 2:03:30 PM
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